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A Farewell to Arms (1932) The Great War on Film Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM

Directed by Frank Borzage
With Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou
Not Rated, 88 minutes, DCP

In this ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's legendary novel, Gary Cooper stars as Lt. Frederic Henry, a young ambulance driver for the Italian army in WWI, more interested in chasing women than the enemy. When seeking cover during an air raid, he encounters Nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes). They fall in love, but the war keeps wrenching them apart. Forced to choose between love and battle, Frederic faces a decision that tests him morally and spiritually, and leads to one of the most rapturously romantic endings of all time.

Free for ND students.

ND Theatre NOW! Department of Film, Television and Theatre Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:30 PM

ND Theatre NOW: 2 new plays from FTT’s playwriting program.

- Beneath My Skin by Zachary Wendeln ‘15
- Out of Orbit by Lucas García ‘15

Through ND Theatre NOW, FTT showcases the artistic expression of its students in a production fully realized by student artists. This year, FTT playwrights add their voices to the ongoing campus conversation about dignity and inclusion with these two new one-act plays about the struggles, consequences, and rewards of coming out of the closet.  

Note: Mature content.

Closed Curtain (2013) New at the Browning Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 PM
Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:30 PM

Directed by Jafar Panahi
With Kambozia Partovi, Maryam Moghadam
Not Rated, 106 minutes, DCP
Persian with English subtitles

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again, and stunningly, he has created a masterpiece that not only lives up to his earlier, pre-ban work but surpasses it in many ways. In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.

Third Coast Percussion/Glenn Kotche Presenting Series Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM

The world premiere of Kotche’s Wild Sound a revolutionary concert experience uses custom-designed instruments made, performed then destroyed on stage. 

Third Coast Percussion’s collab with fellow Chicagoan Glenn Kotche has ideas operating on so many levels it’s almost performance art. A widely admired composer and drummer for the Grammy-winning Wilco, Kotche recorded found sounds throughout a recent world tour for texture, to “awaken” his ears and draw a blueprint of sonic ideas for Third Coast Percussion’s October debut of Wild Sound.

The work for Wild Sound began nearly two years ago with the concept, which advanced when Kotche visited Notre Dame during Third Coast Percussion’s initial summer residency July 2013. This summer University of Notre Dame Department of Engineering students and faculty completed designs for the custom instruments you will see built, performed and then destroyed on stage—with the sounds of creation and destruction woven into the musical composition.

What is percussion, performance, theater or experience? It is new territory in video, lighting and sound. Kotche also performs solo and joins Third Coast Percussion playing his music for drum sets, marimbas and pre-recorded audio.

“I always find when there’s a lot of questions that you can’t readily get the answers to, that means it’s going to be something really cool and exciting.” –Glenn Kotche


Founder's Room Lounge open to all Choose-Your-Own 6+ Presenting Series season ticket holders from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Easy Rider (1969) History on Film Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM

Directed by Dennis Hopper
With Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Rated R, 95 minutes, 35mm

As Billy and “Captain America,” Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda motored down the highway on their Harley Davidsons to the roaring strains of Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild, and the definitive counterculture blockbuster was born. Former clean-cut teen star Hopper’s down-and-dirty directorial debut, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream.

Free for ND students.

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